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18th February 1965, The Kinks were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Tired Of Waiting For You', the group's second UK No.1. According to Ray Davies, the music for 'Tired of Waiting for You' was written on the train to the recording studio and the words were written at a coffee shop during […]

18th February 1966, Beach Boy Brian Wilson started recording the future classic song 'Good Vibrations', which went on to become the band's third US number-one hit. As a child, his mother told him that dogs could pick up "vibrations" from people, so that the dog would bark at "bad vibrations" Wilson turned this into the […]

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February 17, 2020

17th February 1979, Blondie scored their first UK No.1 album when ‘Parallel Lines’ started a four-week run at the top of the charts, featuring the singles ‘Heart Of Glass’, ‘Hanging On The Telephone’ and ‘Sunday Girl.’ https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/blondie/ Blondie | This Day In Music Founded in New York in 1974, Blondie became one of biggest punk/pop […]

16th February 1972, Led Zeppelin made their Australian live debut when they kicked off a six-date tour at the Subiaco Oval, Perth. Police battled with over 500 fans who rammed locked gates trying to get into the concert. Over 4,000 fans stood outside the venue without tickets and local residents jammed police phone lines to […]

BlabberMouth reports: DEMONS & WIZARDS Release Music Video For New Single ‘Wolves In Winter’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/demons-wizards-release-music-video-for-new-single-wolves-in-winter/ DEMONS & WIZARDS Release Music Video For New Single ‘Wolves In Winter’ DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, will release its third studio album, "III", on February 21 […]

BlabberMouth reports: KORN’s BRIAN ‘HEAD’ WELCH: JONATHAN DAVIS ‘Started Falling In Love With Heavy Music Again’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/korns-brian-head-welch-jonathan-davis-started-falling-in-love-with-heavy-music-again/ KORN’s BRIAN ‘HEAD’ WELCH: JONATHAN DAVIS ‘Started Falling In Love With Heavy Music Again’ In a brand new interview with Two Doods Reviews, KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch was asked how he and his multi-million-selling bandmates manage to […]

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February 13, 2020

13th February 1970, On this day, Friday the 13th, Black Sabbath released their debut self-titled studio album on Vertigo records in the UK. Peaking at No.8 on the charts, the album has been recognised as the first main album to be credited with the development of the heavy metal genre. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/black-sabbath/ Black Sabbath | This […]

13th February 1969, Bob Dylan recorded versions of 'Lay, Lady, Lay', at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. 'Lay Lady Lay' was originally written for the soundtrack of the movie Midnight Cowboy, but wasn't submitted in time to be included in the finished film. The song has gone on to become a standard and has […]

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February 12, 2020

12th February 1977, Pink Floyd released their tenth studio album Animals in the US, where it reached No.3 in the charts. The album's cover image, a pig floating between two chimneys on Battersea Power Station, was conceived by bassist Roger Waters and realised by long-time design and photographic collaborators Hipgnosis. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/classic-…/pink-floyd-animals/ Pink Floyd – Animals […]

Happy birthday to Ray Manzarek, born on 12th February 1939, keyboards, with The Doors, who had the 1967 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Light My Fire' and the 1971 single 'Riders On The Storm'. Manzarek died on 20th May 2013, he had suffered from bile duct cancer for many years. He formed the band […]


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